Our garden flowers in February 2010

February had been an extremely hot season in our country, Malaysia! Eeek, too hot and humid most days, with very infrequent rainfall.

Of course, sun-loving plants in our tropical garden like the Bougainvilleas, Madagascar Periwinkles, White Mussaenda, Euphorbia milii, Ponytail Plant and Yucca, to name a few just love the heat while the Norfolk Pine, Macarthur Palm and Dracaena deremensis had some of their foliage ‘roasted’…poor thing!

Here’s sharing some of our garden photos, taken in February, mostly from our front yard and a couple from the backyard. Enjoy please!

A section of our tropical garden in the front yard, February 2010
A section of our garden in the front yard, to the right of the driveway
and facing the public road.

A section of our frontyard garden in February 2010
A section of our frontyard garden
Heliconia psittacorum 'Sassy'
Heliconia psittacorum ‘Sassy’

Bougainvillea 'Aiskrim' (synonym B. 'Surprise', B. 'Miss Universe')
Bougainvillea ‘Aiskrim’ (syn: B. ‘Surprise’, B. ‘Miss Universe’)
Bougainvillea species: the white is 'Millionaire' and the purple is 'Mrs Eva Mauve Variegata'
Bougainvillea ‘Millionaire’ and B. ‘Mrs Eva Mauve Variegata’

Calliandra emarginata 'Red'
Calliandra emarginata ‘Red’ (Dwarf Powder Puff, Powderpuff Plant)
Dendrobium phalaenopsis 'Sonia'
Dendrobium phalaenopsis ‘Sonia’

Dieffenbachia bowmannii 'Carriere', a floriferous cultivar!
Dieffenbachia bowmannii ‘Carriere’ (Dumb Cane, Spotted Dumbcane, Leopard Lily)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’ (Mophead Hydrangea, Bigleaf Hydrangea, French Hydrangea, Hortensia)

Catharanthus roseus (purplish-pink)
Catharanthus roseus, in purplish-pink (Madagascar Periwinkle, Cape Periwinkle, Rose/Rosy Periwinkle, Vinca)
Catharanthus roseus (white)
Catharanthus roseus, in white (Madagascar Periwinkle, Cape Periwinkle, Rose/Rosy Periwinkle, Vinca)

Purple Vanda Orchid
Purple Vanda Orchid
Hymenocallis caribaea (Caribbean Spiderlily, Spider Lily, White Lily)
Hymenocallis caribaea (Caribbean Spiderlily, Spider Lily, White Lily)

Ixora chinensis 'Singapore Yellow'
Ixora chinensis ‘Singapore Yellow’ (Jungle Flame/Geranium, Needle Flower) – just to show there’s yellow flowers too, though not in its best form…sorry!
Heliconia stricta 'Carli’s Sharonii'
Heliconia stricta ‘Carli’s Sharonii’

Last edit: June 3, 2016

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7 Responses to “Our garden flowers in February 2010”

  1. Nell Jean Says:

    Beautiful photos! Madagascar periwinkle is one of my fav summer annuals. it reseeds here and I know summer has arrived when I see seedlings. Hymenocallis grows wild along the creeks. Hydrangeas are a garden staple. Most of the rest of your flowers are hot house plants here.

  2. Bernieh Says:

    Our climates are very similar … but we’ve had a very decent ‘wet’ season this summer as well as the heat and humidity. I recognise all of your lovely plants … we grow some of the same things.
    Especially love the colour of your Bougainvillea Aiskrim and your orchids are gorgeous.

  3. Gillian Says:

    Lovely – thanks for sharing!

  4. Autumn Belle Says:

    You certainly have a lot of flowering plants in your garden. I envy your orchids which are blooming well and they are gorgeous.

  5. Jacqueline Says:

    Nell Jean – thank you! One of my fave too, periwinkle is so dependable and a great filler…self-seeds and flowers endlessly.

    Bernieh – thanks. Isn’t it wonderful to see plant similarities across the globe, yet knowing that there are numerous more that are uncommon among different regions?

    Gillian – thanks and it’s really our pleasure!

    Autumn Belle – thanks. Shhhh…not so loud, my other half is already pestering me to trim down the number of plants due to ill-health! :)

  6. james Says:

    You have an oasis of green & florals that just flutters the heart – no wonder butterflies and birds loves to visit your garden.

    Your garden reminds me how much more I need to tend/prune/clean and another host of “list to do” in my garden.

  7. Jacqueline Says:

    Thank you, James! Hee hee, you get to see only the best…the section not presented here needs the same manicure as listed. LOL!!

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